Another grim day as VIC records 627 new cases, 8 deaths

Victoria has recorded yet another horror day of new coronavirus cases, with 627 new infections in the past 24 hours.

Sadly, eight more people have died from the virus, taking the state’s death toll to 112 and the national toll to 196.

Premier Daniel Andrews confirmed two men in their 50s, two men in their 70s, three men in their 80s and one woman in her 70s passed away in hospital overnight.


“We send our love and support and condolences and best wishes to each of those families,” Premier Andrews said

It’s understood four of the eight deaths were residents of aged care facilities.

In even more worrying news, it has been revealed that 130 people who tested positive to COVID-19 were not at home when door-knocked by ADF personnel and health authorities yesterday.

“It is simply unacceptable for you to have this virus and not be at home, if you’re out doing other things,” the Premier said.

“There may be a handful who are out, getting some fresh air – that does not explain these numbers, these numbers go well and truly beyond anything like that… And all that will do is spread the virus.”

More than 100 of those have now been referred to Victorian police.

It comes after Victoria yesterday recorded its biggest spike in the country since the pandemic began, with 723 new cases.

There was also a further 13 deaths, marking the state’s deadliest day.